This recording is taken from a series of talks given at the Confederation for Analytical Psychology Conference - A Dangerous Method on Saturday 11th February 2012. The talks followed a screening of the film 'A Dangerous Method', directed by David Cronenberg.
Helena Bassil-Morozow is a cultural studies theorist and film scholar. Her principal interest is the dynamic between individual personality and socio-cultural systems in industrialised and post-industrial societies. She is honorary research fellow of the Research Institute for Media, Art and Design, University of Bedfordshire.
Helena's books include 'Tim Burton: the Monster and the Crowd' (Routledge, 2010) and 'The Trickster in Contemporary Film' (Routledge, 2011). 'Tim Burton' discusses the themes of creativity, identity, non-conformity and individualism, which permeate all Burton's films, in terms of postmodern alienation and plurality of the subject. 'The Trickster in Contemporary Film' examines the role of the trickster figure in cinematic narratives against the cultural imperatives of modernity and postmodernity, and argues that cinematic tricksters invariably reflect cultural shifts and upheavals.